Jay Sweet, Executive Producer for Newport Festivals Foundation, joined What’s Up Newp’s Ryan Belmore today to chat about the yesterday’s news regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival.

They also spoke about the year-round work and needs of the Newport Festivals Foundation and much much more.

Our thanks to Jay for the time.

For more info or to support Newport Festivals Foundation, visit www.newportfestivals.org.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).